This November, players from across the world will converge on Anaheim, CA for Blizzard Entertainment’s BlizzCon. As tickets to the event release and soon sell out, many fans are left with one option to participate in the convention; a virtual ticket. Those that want to watch BlizzCon 2016 without the trip can pick a virtual ticket starting today.
A virtual ticket to BlizzCon 2016 lets a viewer watch all the festivities of the event from the convenience of their own PC or via an upcoming BlizzCon 2016 mobile app. For $39.99, purchasers receive access to two HD streaming channels of the event including main stage presentations, specific panel discussions, and more.
“Even if you don’t purchase a Virtual Ticket, you’ll still be able to catch tons of BlizzCon content online for free. Coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and this year’s BlizzCon eSports tournaments—including the global finals for the StarCraft II World Championship Series, Hearthstone World Championship, World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship, and more.”
Both physical and virtual purchases of BlizzCon 2016 tickets also include access to a number of in-game items for Blizzard Entertainment’s popular titles. Tickets also unlock a number of bonus items for players’ in-game accounts for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, and StarCraft 2. Purchasers will likely receive in-game items like mounts, pets, cosmetics, portraits, and more just for picking up a ticket. The specific items included with a BlizzCon 2016 are yet to be announced. Items will be delivered to the Battle.net account associated with the purchase of a BlizzCon 2016 ticket at a later date.
“A limited number of these boxes o’ loot are now available to pre-purchase in the Blizzard Gear Store for $35 USD (plus tax, shipping, and applicable fees). There’s a limit of one box per Battle.net account and supplies are limited, so claim this treasure trove while you have a chance.”
Additionally, owning a virtual ticket grants access to the special BlizzCon merchandise store that is only open for a limited time. The merchandise store will open on October 10 and close on November 6. Items unique to BlizzCon 2016 will be offered during this time and can only be purchased by those with either a physical or virtual ticket to this year’s BlizzCon.
It is important to note that buyers of physical tickets to BlizzCon 2016 also have access to an included virtual ticket. Those ticket holders can also purchase an extra Goody Bag in a Box; one is included for those attending the convention in person. Physical ticket holders can also purchase additional memorabilia from the merchandise store starting in October as well.
BlizzCon 2016 is scheduled for November 4 through November 5. Virtual tickets are available now and will likely be purchasable through the event later this year. Virtual tickets for BlizzCon 2016 can be purchased now via the Battle.net Shop.
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